The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC


We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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Become part of our community

If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

9/29/2016 2:03:57 PM
Steve Jenkins is the brilliant illustrator, designer, and author of information books on the natural world. From the tiniest to the largest creatures, to renderings in real size and of what we cannot see under the skin, Jenkins illustrates creatures large … Continue reading
9/29/2016 1:31:33 PM
Voltaire said, “Writing is the painting of the voice.”  The writing and telling of stories is essential to revealing who we are, where we come from and where we’re going.  Come and paint a picture with your voice and fill … Continue reading
9/29/2016 1:22:19 PM
The Children’s Literature Association proudly announces the 2017 Phoenix Award Recipient: Wish Me Luck by James Heneghan, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997. James Heneghan’s Wish Me Luck  tells the compelling story of a tragic historical event too often ignored: the sinking by the … Continue reading
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